In order to preload themes and topics before beginning their journey into their book, there is an anticipation guide, writing assignment, and directions for a four corner discussion.
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Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.
Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how an author uses rhetoric to advance that point of view or purpose.